1 death; 26 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday

Staff report

SCIOTO — The Scioto County and Portsmouth City Health Department has confirmed an additional local death in connection with the COVID-19 virus.

The victim is a 62-year-old male that died on October 13.

The death brings the total to 147 local residents that have passed in conjunction with the virus. COVID19 was a contributing factor in their deaths, however, it does not preclude the existence of co-morbidities that may or may not have also contributed to their death.

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported only 26 new cases on Thursday for Scioto County bringing the total to 11,297 since the start of the outbreak.

There were 38 more recoveries reported by ODH Thursday for the county bringing the number of recoveries to 10,326 over the course of the pandemic.

ODH reported three additional hospitalizations for Scioto County Thursday bringing the total to 813 people that have been hospitalized, during the outbreak, in connection with the virus or found to have the virus during their admission for other medical reasons. This number does not represent the number of people currently in the hospital in connection with COVID-19.

The level of community transmission for Scioto County continues to be high.

The number of people fully vaccinated in Scioto County is 31,282 or 41.53% of the total population of the county (75,315).

Staff report